New Mullen Library Exhibits, Spring 2023

Sit Down and Stand Up: Women of Action in the Civil Rights Movement is on display in the Mullen Library Lobby near the 1st Floor Computer Lab. Although the effects of the Civil Rights Movement truly came to light in the 1950s when speeches and protests were finally heard and acted on by the American people and government, people of color were standing up for their rights long before the middle of the century and continue to do so today. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the tenacious women who fought for their own and others’ civil rights over the past century.

The exhibit Windows & Mirrors: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature is on view on the 2nd floor of Mullen Library in the Main Reading Room.  This offering shines a spotlight on the importance of exploring diversity in children’s literature and how using such works in education can open children up to better understanding themselves and the world around them. Our Juvenile Collection features many books that show diverse stories and many that are created by authors and illustrators that come from underrepresented groups. Visit this exhibit to learn more about some of these works!

Trial Database: MGG ONLINE

Attention music researchers!

Through March 30, 2022, the University Libraries has a trial running for MGG OnlineMGG Online builds on the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (which the University Libraries has in print), offering new and updated content. MGG Online’s content covers an array of topics not only in all areas of music but also in related fields, such as literature, philosophy, and the visual arts.

This is the time of year when  librarians in the University Libraries begin to think about new e-resources for the next fiscal year, so your feedback will be most appreciated.  Try it out and if you’d like to share your thoughts, please send your comments to Joan Stahl (stahlj@cua.edu), Director, Research and Instruction,  by 4/15/2022.

Starting July 19: Mullen Library returns to nearly full service

Starting July 19th, Mullen Library will offer nearly full service:

  • All who visit the library are required to wear a mask.
  • A valid photo ID must be presented to enter the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library:
    • Catholic U students and faculty must have their new, blue Cardinal Cards for entry.
    • Non-CU visitors must sign in and present ID (for ex., driver’s license) that includes an expiration date.
  • Patrons will be able to check out and return books at the Circulation Desk.
  • Patrons who prefer no contact may use our easy, self-check in the library lobby and return books to one of our book drops (in the library lobby and at the rear of the library).
  • Book pickup will be moved to Mullen Library’s hold shelf. Patrons will no longer need to make a reservation to pick up the books they requested through our catalog, SearchBox, they can simply come to the Circulation Desk and ask for the books that are ready to be picked up.
  • As always, the Special Collections, Oliveira Lima Library, and Semitics/ICOR Library are only open by appointment.
  • For more details, please see the Libraries COVID-19 Information Guide.

SAGE Video Collection: Trial through July 8, 2021

The University Libraries offers a trial of a rich and diverse collection of videos across the social, behavioral, and health sciences.  The SAGE Video Collection is designed to support instruction, learning, and research in colleges and universities.  The subject areas represented in this trial include business & management; counseling & psychotherapy; criminology & criminal justice; education; geography, earth & environmental science; health & social care; leadership; media & communication; nursing; politics & international relations; psychology, social work, and sociology. The videos range from documentaries to in-practice classes, interviews, tutorials, and raw observational footage.

Enjoy exploring and tell us what you think of this resource.  To get started, click here. To let us know what you liked or didn’t like, click here.

Beginning May 24: Study Space Reservations Discontinued

Effective May 24, 2021, study space reservations will no longer be needed to enter Mullen Library.

Mullen Library will be open to all who have a current CU ID.  In accordance with DC and campus guidelines to protect themselves and those in our community who are unable to receive the vaccine, those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask at all times.

Library Stacks Access: Update

Library in-person services and schedules will be increasing throughout the summer as we hire and train more student employees. At the beginning of the summer, reservations will still be required to enter Mullen. The Stacks will open for browsing on Monday, May 17. While our circulation staff is still focusing on remote delivery of materials and contactless book pickup, to borrow books from the Stacks you may either use the self-check machine located in the lobby or leave books in bags provided at the circulation desk to be charged out and picked up at a later scheduled time. The current status of all library services can be found in our Libraries COVID-19 Information Guide.

Mullen Library Study Space Reservations: Update

Beginning Monday, April 5, reserving a study space in Mullen Library will be easier, and the library will no longer be closing during the day for cleaning. Frequent disinfecting of all common, high-contact surfaces will be on-going throughout the day.  Reservations will be available for all hours that Mullen Library is open. There will be no limitation to how many hours you may reserve, but please be courteous to other students and only schedule for times you realistically expect to use. Library users will be required to submit a reservation request at least 2 hours in advance of their selected time and reservations can be made 10 days in advance. For more information and to reserve a study space in Mullen Library, please click here.